Cog designs for Edge to edge

UPDATE: This class has been reformatted and is now available to purchase individually as a course if you do not have a subscription on IQ Summit to watch the replay.
You can find it inside the Academy to work through included in the Gold Member group or you can purchase separately.

What a fun and informative class we have had this morning with Tonia Brooks of Brookston Designs

90 minutes of designing, tips and tricks using your Intelliquilter system.

It was fun writing down all the tools that Tonia used in todays class, so I thought I would share them all with you again here.

  1. Path pattern
  2. Split tool
  3. Repeat pattern
  4. Distort tool
  5. Magnet tool
  6. Stretch tool
  7. Scale tool
  8. Combine pattern
  9. Echo pattern
  10. Update tool
  11. Create and save elements

Then there were tips on

  • planning a design for E2E ie: square, rectangle or chevron interlocking style
  • balancing a design
  • direction of stitching
  • order of stitching
  • minimising fabric drawup

The replay is up on the website now – you can find it here

As always it is FREE to watch live and for 12hrs from when it went live. After that if you have subscribed to IQ Summit then you can watch it at your leisure.

Tonia has been very generous once again and provided a free pattern to you all to use on your own Intelliquilter. Plus a discounted detailed E2E cog pattern so you don’t have to do all the work yourself! If you registered for the webinar you will receive the discount link in an email later today to take advantage of this. The FREE design link can be found under the video replay (link above) on the right hand side.

Cogs E2E by Brookston Designs

So stay tuned for future blog and newsletter updates for the upcoming topics for November.

happy IQing!


Tips on Maximising your Intelliquilter

with Angela Huffman of Quilted Joy

Angela Huffman

Well we have had so much fun talking with Angela Huffman this morning on IQ Summit! A total of 84 people joined us live to get to know Angela & be astonished with all that she achieves and has achieved.

Still not sure if she has a magic wand that creates more time?

But there were some valuable tips in managing your time to maximise using your Intelliquilter.

From using ASANA & Evernote, creating panto quilt maps, ensuring you delegate tasks that can be done by others & not micro manage everything yourself. Allowing yourself to play, learn and get things finished by not overthinking and being a perfectionist.

Then having the right tools to be more efficient like Angela’s APQS Spot on Laser light bracket that is on her website.

I loved hearing about your rental business & now we need to find the answers to the big question on copyright on patterns to renters as well.

One thing we talked about was how to mount your laser light so that the light focused on your quilt inside your hopping foot where the needle enters to ensure accuracy when placing patterns/blocks. I invite you to post in the comments – photos of how you have done this on your machines if you don’t have one built in. Let’s all help each other to more efficient and accurate!

So THANK YOU Angela for making time to prepare and present this snippet into your life and business.

I’ll start with the A1 modification.

Next week we have Tonia’s next class:

All these are held on the IQ Summit page. Use the link in the top navigation bar to go directly there.

Angela has responded with these links for us all to enjoy from our discussion today!

Thanks for joining in today, everyone. I wish we could all be together but, for now, I’m so thankful for the virtual space Tracey created so we could chat! We talked about how much time Panto Maps can save you. Here’s the link to that video showing how to create them. 

And, we talked about how to use Evernote to save time when trying to find the perfect pattern from your pattern library. Here’s the video

And, to save time trying to determine what patterns work well on which blocks, try using block outlines for your auditioning. 

Thank you again Angela, for your generosity in sharing your knowledge!